Monday, January 08, 2007

First Post of 2007 - That's All You Get.

If our Gods and our hopes are nothing but scientific phenomena, then let us admit it must be said that our love is scientific as well - Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, 1886

If we are vehicles for our genes and the seemingly-irrational actions driven ostensibly by love make sense when we view the gene as the true center of self, is it then possible for someone of sufficient existential paranoia to 'download' erself into er genes? Such a person would presumably become a super-Lamarckian lifeform.

If the genes give the commands, then take control of the genes and decide what commands they can give.

Additional thought: someone who could do this could probably resist torture indefinitely, particularly if the stakes were properly (and of course genetically) high (say, a father being told to kill his daughter or somesuch).


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